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Lucky 13 - John Berardi

This is Lucky 13, a rapid fire Q & A session with a training or nutrition expert who matters. It's fast, furious, and to the point.

The Specialization Zone

If you want to build huge muscles, you must continually challenge them by placing a greater demand upon them. If you stick with the same stress level month after month, you'll quickly reach a point where your body is used to the stress and won't need to adapt (i.e. grow) anymore.

Built Like a Neanderthal 2

We'll take a look at ourselves, Homo sapiens sapiens, and try to flesh-out some meaningful insights about evolution, brains, brawn, fat, and disease.

The Evil Scot

An uncensored interview with a martial arts champion turned performance coach.

Musashi On Strength

One of my favorite books is A Book Of Five Rings by Miyomato Musashi. Musashi was a badass 17th century Japanese swordsman who never lost a duel in over sixty fights. This book outlines his philosophy of success. I re-read it recently and was amazed by how many of his principles apply to a variety of areas in life, including productive strength training.

The First Stop on the Road to Muscle

Welcome, my friends, to grocery shopping with T-Nation.

Evolutionary Fitness

What our genes teach us about diet and training, according to Dr. Art De Vany.

40 Movements for Rapid Strength - Part 6

This Tool Box series has become one of my most popular article sets to date, so why break with what's working? Here's the latest installment of this series designed to help experienced lifters fill in the blanks and learn the finer points of strength development.

10 Strength Training Tips

Are you just getting involved in powerlifting with hopes of setting a new record or two? Or are you just a regular guy looking to increase your bench press? Whichever, the ten tips below will put you on the path to strength!

Continuum Training 1

Understanding Various Strength Training Continuums for Optimal Conjugate Design

A New View of Energy Balance

"Truth always goes in 3 stages. First it is ridiculed, then violently opposed, and finally accepted as self-evident."

40 Movements for Rapid Strength - Part 4

Many lifters and coaches grasp the big picture when they read about the movements I prescribe for strength development, but they often miss the finer points. I've written this "Toolbox" series to help these experienced lifters fill in the blanks. It'll also help newer lifters learn about some very effective exercises.

The Skinny Leg Syndrome

Skinny legs are the norm among men. Don't be normal. Here's what to do.

Hard Body Training

"Ms. Beast" tells how to develop a shapely, firm physique

Yo, How Much Ya Bench?

The three-step plan for setting up for a bench press PR.

Diary of a Steroid User 5

A regular guy uses steroids and chronicles his experiences. Controversy ensues.

Old School Soldier

Sometimes it's really interesting to dig into the microscopic details of training and nutrition, to dissect the body of academia and examine every little study. That's how we learn things. That's how we refine the science that later helps us get bigger and stronger and leaner.

The History Of Dieting and Take Home Lessons

Moderation and Glazed Doughnuts

It’s Not About the Food – Part 1

Better nutrition is more about altering lifestyle habits and less about the food. Here’s why.

10 Training Myths Exposed!

Nothin' but the Truth!

40 Movements for Rapid Strength - Part 1

To get stronger, a lifter must discover his weak points, then bring them up. These exercises will do just that.

Reps You've Never Tried

Break Out of the Rep Range Rut!

Exercises You've Never Tried 12

Replace some of your usual exercises with the ones here. Mix things up and start making progress again.

Losing Your (Energy) Balance 1

Tips and tricks for replacing higher calorie foods with filling, lower calorie fare to keep you full when cutting.